Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Soul Society has decided to pull out all its captains and guards from earth to better protect Soul Society from the impending Arrancar threat, they have also branded Orihime a traitor because she disappeared but not kidnapped because she managed to heal Ichigo first. Through all of this, Ichigo's relationship with his friends and tatsuki is marred for the same reason, because of Orihime's disappearance and Ichigo not wanting to involve them. Finally Ichigo prepared, said thanks to the Vaizards, and went Urahara for a way to get into Hueco Mundo. To his surprise however, he is joined by Chad who has gotten stronger from training and Ishida with new powers to boast too. The group is ready as they head to Hueco Mundo to rescue Orihime.
Bleach 142 8/10
Ok first holiday movie review as were approaching the holiday season.
The movie was ok, i dont know why it got bad reviews because for a holiday movie it was ok for me. Deck The Halls may not deliver on many levels but it gives you enough to laugh and tug at your heart, and come on, its a christmas movie so thats one more reason its good.
Deck The Halls will entertain the family just enough and get you in the spirit of holiday cheer too.
Plot: This holiday comedy is centered around two neighbors in a small New England town who go to war when one of them decides to decorate his house with a so many Christmas lights that they are visible from space. The neighborhood is turned upside down as the families try to discover the true meaning of Christmas.
Deck The Halls was released November 22, 2006
Many ISPs have email delivery issues and not all emails go through so I wanted to make sure everyone will read it, if possible..
ARE YOU READY? Because *everything* is about to change. Forget everything else up until now…
PREPARE FOR *BIG* CHANGES! (TWO MAJOR CHANGES ARE NOW LIVE.)
BlogRush CAN’T EXIST if we’re not sending you a lot of ongoing, targeted traffic. We fully recognize this and that’s why this is our ONLY FOCUS.
The BlogRush team has been hard at work making major improvements for you and we won’t rest until BlogRush is running 100% smoothly and sending you tons of targeted traffic! This is OUR MISSION. Please know that our entire team is working around-the-clock to make improvements and fix any problems AS FAST AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE.
(We sincerely appreciate your patience.)
We’ve encountered some problems since our historic launch just over a week ago, and we fully recognize that we’ve made some real ‘goofs’ with the system for our Public Beta release…
For example, our data center provider (one of the largest in the world) had a short, temporary outage (they had to replace a network switch) two days after our launch. We had no control over this outage but want to SINCERELY APOLOGIZE to those that saw this message on their blogs (where the widget should have been):
“We are currently experiencing some technical issues and the site will be back online shortly. Please come back in a few minutes.”
We were completely *EMBARRASSED* when we realized this happened. That simple message was part of our application code and was meant to appear only on *OUR* WEB SITE PAGES if we ever experienced an outage. This was accidentally ‘marked’ to be a global error message for ANY outage — including if our widget ever had a problem loading. This was a major GOOF and we’re willing to admit it. Our code was planned so that in the case of a problem with our widget, NOTHING WOULD LOAD in its place. So a visitor to your blog doesn’t see an error or anything wrong should the widget ever have any technical issues.
This was quickly corrected and is now working properly. Should the widget ever have any problem loading in the future, your blog will be served a transparent space (which will show whatever background your blog design has) and your blog readers won’t really notice anything.
Again, our sincere apologies for our major goof. It was quite embarrassing.
NOW ONTO SOME SERIOUS ISSUES…
We also realize that we completely underestimated the number of unethical people that would sign up and proceed to CHEAT and try to ‘game’ the BlogRush system. These cheaters ruined the click-rates of many of our members (and burned through a lot of their credits using automated ‘exploit’ methods) and hurt BlogRush’s ability to send maximum traffic to our honest members’ blogs.
BUT ALL OF THAT IS ABOUT TO BE ERASED… LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED.
In the next several days to come, we’re going to be rolling out MAJOR changes to BlogRush. BIG changes. And these changes (again) have just ONE primary purpose — to drive more ongoing, targeted traffic to your blog.
We’ve listened to your valued feedback and constructive criticism and we have been working in TURBO MODE to make the changes you want ASAP…
—– HERE’S WHAT’S COMING IN THE NEXT 48 HOURS —–
100% MANUAL BLOG REVIEW.
Our team is going to be manually reviewing every single new blog that registers to participate in the BlogRush Network.
We’ll be applying some quality guidelines and criteria to our decision-making process. (We’ll be publishing these guidelines very soon.) If a blog does not meet our guidelines and criteria, THEY WILL BE REJECTED from the network and not allowed to join — i.e. they won’t be able to serve our widget, refer other users, or have their blog posts distributed across our network. They will have no access to any BlogRush services.
Our members, like YOU, made it LOUD AND CLEAR to us… BlogRush needs to only have members that have quality blog content — not blogs filled primarily with ads and other spammy looking JUNK.
The only accurate way we’re going to keep these junk blogs out of our network is to REVIEW EVERY SINGLE ONE BY HAND. And we’re willing to do it to protect the integrity of our network. I don’t care what it costs us to hire more people (if we need them) to review 100% of any blog trying to join our network. We will be reviewing ALL OF THEM from here on out.
* We realize that several non-English language blogs blatantly ignored our “ENGLISH BLOGS ONLY” warning on our Registration page. Rest assured, though, they’ll all be PURGED from the network when we do our QUALITY CONTROL AUDIT over the next several days (you’ll read about it in a moment).
As I’ve said several times before, BlogRush isn’t some passing “fad” or short-term service. We’re dedicated to building an incredibly valuable resources for bloggers FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.
We’ll also be doing a QUALITY CONTROL AUDIT of all of our existing member blogs. We’ll be reviewing every single blog that’s currently in our network (or that registers before the Manual Review Process becomes active.) And we’ll be completely *REMOVING* any blogs in our network that don’t meet our quality guidelines and criteria.
As you can probably tell by now, we’re not messing around. We have put a lot of hard work into the development of this service and we will continue to bust our butts to make it one of the best Internet services in the world. COUNT ON IT.
We’re also deploying several new Anti-Cheat measures to SHUTDOWN AND WIPEOUT the cheaters and unethical users that have abused our network. Sorry, crooks, but THE FREE RIDE IS OVER.
We’ll be dedicating an entire department to stay on top of any abusive behavior in our network. We believe that our new measures are going to instantly eliminate most, if not all, of our system abuse. It’s going to take us a few more days to roll-out all of these measures (and to complete our entire QUALITY CONTROL AUDIT) but rest assured, BlogRush is about to go through a major TRANSFORMATION.
And a quick word to any ‘cheats’ that might be reading this letter… it’s very possible that you may come up with something extremely creative that temporarily gets by us, but you should know something… IT’S NOT GOING TO BE WORTH YOUR TIME. And I’m not just talking about the tiny amount of traffic that you’ll receive before we shut you off.
You see, we have other plans in the works…
If you attempt to cheat or abuse our network in anyway, shape, or form, we will not hesitate to come after you. Our company is well funded and has plenty of resources. And we WILL use them to punish you to the fullest extent of the law (and civil court process). Oh, you think you can just hide behind some anonymous proxy IPs? Sorry, it’s not that easy. ANY reason you’d have to try and cheat the BlogRush network for traffic and any attempt you make to monetize that traffic will lead directly to your front door — whether it’s AdSense, any affiliate program in the world, any online pharmacy, porn site, casino… ANYTHING. We will follow the trail and it WILL eventually lead to you.
Our hard-working company provides the income for MANY families. As the CEO of our company, I take this very seriously. I HAVE TO. People that attempt to abuse or cheat BlogRush are affecting the livelihood of all my employees and their families. And I will do everything in my power to protect them — it’s MY DUTY.
So for all you cheaters that joined BlogRush and had your fun trying to siphon off some traffic, hopefully it was fun. And I’ll go ahead and make this statement right now… IF you were one of the people that has been cheating our network I’m going to give you ONE opportunity… quit now and we’ll pretend it never happened. I think that’s more than fair.
BUT… if you continue after this point, all bets are off. We WILL eventually discover what you’re doing, where you’re trying to send traffic, and we will prosecute you. I GUARANTEE IT. Sorry, but WE HAVE NO CHOICE NOW.
* If you’re one of our valued, HONEST users, I’m very sorry you even have to read stuff like that. I know it’s a waste of your time. Unfortunately, there are unethical people in this world that attempt to abuse and take advantage of others.
—- ALSO COMING SOON! —-
**** A LOT MORE CATEGORIES! ****
You asked for it, and you’re getting it!
We’re going to be greatly expanding our directory of categories to increase the relevancy of post links appearing in the widget on your blog — this will also increase click-rates (and traffic) for all members.
* Stay tuned over the next several days for more news about the addition of new categories.
**** IMPROVED REPORTING! ****
The current Dashboard stats are being under-reported for all users right now. This is the reason that users show discrepancies when looking at Google Analytics data (or other stats packages). We’re currently sending more traffic to our users than we’re reporting in the Dashboard because we are giving all users bonus credits everyday. We’ll soon be reporting all bonus credit activity so all the numbers will be accurate.
SPECIAL NOTE TO ALL LOW-TRAFFIC MEMBERS: In the near future we’ll be giving our low-traffic members (those that need more traffic the most) the BULK of our bonus credit allocations. You’ll get a ton more bonus credits than high-traffic members because you really need it. It’s only FAIR!
* Also we apologize to anyone that has seen a “negative” credit balance for their account. This is a minor bug that we’re taking care of. It doesn’t mean anything and you can just ignore it for now. We apologize for any confusion.
**** IMPROVED NETWORK DISTRIBUTION ****
A few of our users have noticed that they’re building up credits faster than the system is using them. This will eventually balance itself out as the network continues to “adjust” to the growth levels and traffic patterns of each category — because our network provides syndication distribution based on daily average “cycles” and then adjusts moving into the future; so it’s able to accurately predict how fast to use a certain user’s credits, etc. — as compared to just using them all “as fast as possible.”
—- AND HERE ARE *TWO* BRAND-NEW ADDITIONS THAT JUST WENT LIVE!!!! —-
**** BLOGRUSH “FLAVORS” ARE NOW ACTIVE!
You can go login to your account, click the “Settings” tab and then select “Flavors.”
You can choose from (13) different widget colors. You no longer have to only use our original “black” widget design that many users thought was ugly! (Hey, just don’t let our lead designer hear that… he thought his black design was “really cool.”)
Now you can select a color that more closely matches the look of your blog. Our users have been asking for this since we launched our Public Beta, and we’ve taken action to offer these new options.
* We have future plans for further widget customization but we’re working on one “stage” of improvement at a time! Please bare with us. We’re fully aware of the request for a more narrow widget as our current one doesn’t fit on some blogs. We’re trying to produce a solution and should have some news soon.
HERE’S THE BEST PART…
You don’t have to copy and paste new code to your blog. Just go to that “Flavors” section for your account, select the flavor you want, then hit the “APPLY FLAVOR” button. That’s it! Reload your blog in another browser window and take a look.
And if you want to see what a different flavor might look like, just pick another one, hit the “APPLY FLAVOR” button and reload your blog. PRESTO!
AND LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST…
***** BLOG POST CONTROLS *****
Under the “Settings” tab you’ll also find a new option called, “My Post Control.” Here’s what this awesome new feature does…
You can create POST FILTERS for your blog posts…
For example, you can add a keyword or phrase and create a new post filter. If you ever create a post on your blog (while you have that filter active — and you can add/delete them at anytime) that contains one of those keywords in the TITLE of your blog post, that post…
WILL *NOT* BE SHOWN ACROSS THE NETWORK. And you won’t use any of your syndication credits!
All bloggers post “off-topic” stuff from time to time, or short posts that don’t have a ton of great content. Well, now you can easily keep any of those types of posts from using your valuable syndication credits and from being shown across the network!
This is GREAT for you because now you can control exactly which posts of yours will be syndicated. This can help you maximize your CLICK-RATES and, ultimately, the traffic you receive from the BlogRush network. AND it can help retain NEW READERS for your blog (your ultimate goal that can grow your blog’s traffic on a day-to-day basis.)
By selecting which posts get syndicated (by simply adding filters right BEFORE you publish a post on your blog that you don’t want to be used; or having setup one well in advance) you can make sure that you’re only syndicating your BEST POSTS. The ones with top-quality content. Your posts that a new visitor to your blog will enjoy and be much more likely to make a “YES!” decision to become a regular reader for you!
AND OH YEAH, ONE MORE THING…
This is only the very beginning for BlogRush. We have so much great stuff in store for you! As I said at the beginning of this letter… we will continue to work VERY HARD to make improvements and add-ons with ONE PRIMARY FOCUS…
To drive more ongoing targeted traffic to your blog.
I want to personally THANK YOU on behalf of our entire company for your interest in BlogRush. We’ve received a lot of criticism from many bloggers on the Internet, and we’ll be the first to admit we’re not perfect and a lot of it was WELL-DESERVED.
But please know, we’re busy working around the clock FOR YOU. You have our word on it.
Now go login to your account and try out some of the new “Flavors” for your blog! And also start setting up some Post Control Filters so you can start maximizing your content syndication.
I’ll be in touch when I have more “news” to share. Thanks for reading this long letter. I had a lot to tell you about.
John Reese, Founder of BlogRush
While it's unclear exactly how James is returning, I can tell you he's reprising the exact same character, he's returning to set very soon and his episodes begin airing in January.
"Smallville" premieres on The CW Thursday night.
The world's toughest animal (see Boing Boing post from last year) has been sent into space. Tardigrades (aka Water Bears) can survive incredibly harsh conditions, including freezing to near absolute zero, extreme vacuum and radiation. Exposed to open space on the Russian FOTON M3 satellite, tardigrades are the first animals tested and perhaps the best candidate on earth for surviving space travel.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The Dark Knight special effects technician was killed when his 4x4 vehicle crashed into a tree during a dummy film run involving the Batmobile.
The incident happened on a property near Chertsey, Surrey, on Monday afternoon.
Surrey Police and the Health and Safety Executive said they were investigating a workplace fatality on a London film set.
The Dark Knight is the Sequal to Batman Begins
How I Met Your Mother is a comedy about Ted (Josh Radnor) and how he fell in love. It all starts when Ted’s best friend, Marshall (Jason Segel), drops the bombshell that he’s going to propose to his long-time girlfriend, Lily (Alyson Hannigan), a kindergarten teacher. At that moment, Ted realizes that he had better get a move on if he too hopes to find true love. Helping him in his quest is Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), a friend with endless, sometimes outrageous opinions, a penchant for suits and a foolproof way to meet women. When Ted meets Robin (Cobie Smulders), he’s sure it’s love at first sight, but destiny may have something else in store. The series is narrated through flashbacks from the future.
How I Met Your Mother 9/10
We get introduced to new characters and Hiro's father dies in this one, Hiro is still in feudal Japan as Claire and her family try to be unextraordinary, we also see a resurrected Peter in the end.
Volume II of Heroes begins as Peter, Nathan and Matt’s fates are revealed. As everyone tries to move on following the showdown between Sylar and Peter, a new force emerges that’s working against the heroes. H.R.G. relocates his family to California and tries to live with Claire under the radar, but that proves to be harder than expected. Meanwhile, Hiro finds himself in feudal Japan where he meets his hero Takezo Kensei. Elsewhere, twins Maya and Alejandro Herrera try to get into the U.S. by crossing the Mexican border in order to get help with their deadly abilities.
Oh and Bellick gets clothes on this episode
Michael races to find a hidden Whistler before Mahone; searching for clues outside the prison, Lincoln runs into an old friend and makes a new one; T-Bag slithers his way into Lechero’s graces as the prisoners threaten a revolt due to the lack of water. After Michael gets bad news from Linc, he sets out to find a prisoner named Whistler, who holds the key to his freedom. That’s easier said than done: Whistler is hiding in Sona because there’s a price on his head, and Lechero is not about to help Michael find him. In addition, both Mahone and Bellick want to get to Whistler too. Meanwhile, T-Bag won’t allow a little humiliation stop him from insinuating himself into Lechero’s good graces.
Prison Break Rocks!
Prison Break 9/10
Chuck Bartowski is a socially awkward twenty-something who works as a computer expert at the Nerd Herd (a parody of "Geek Squad") at his local Buy More (a parody of "Best Buy"), a local electronics retailer (CompUSA store was used), with his best friend, Morgan Santos. Chuck's sister, Ellie, is a doctor who is constantly looking out for his best interests and wants to help him find a girlfriend. On the night of his birthday party, Chuck receives an e-mail from his former Stanford University roommate, Bryce Larkin, who is now a CIA agent. When he opens it, he unwittingly downloads an entire server of sensitive data, once only privy to the government of the United States, into his brain. Both the NSA and the CIA want the intelligence returned to them and dispatch agents of their own, Major John Casey and Sarah Walker, respectively, to retrieve the data. As Chuck experiences flashes of memory activated by certain subliminal triggers, he must use the knowledge he now possesses to help the government thwart assassins and international terrorists, thereby upending his previously uneventful life. Chuck's decision to keep his new found occupation a secret from his family and friends and to live his life as normally as possible forces Casey and Walker to establish an uneasy alliance with the shared goal of protecting Chuck at all costs.
Watch Chuck and i guaranty you will not be disappointed
Monday, September 24, 2007
granted the pacing needs improvement and the story is flawed itself but overall you are strapped on to a ride where you think you know where it ends but just when you arrive, a wrench is thrown and you end up with a very nice twist at the end... thoroughly enjoyed it.
Plus if your in it for the action, Jason Stathem and Jet Li are just a few names in this movies bag full of action, it wont disappoint.
Plot: After his partner Tom Lone (Terry Chen) and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue (Jet Li), FBI agent Jack Crawford (Jason Statham) becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, igniting a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang (John Lone) of the Triad’s and Yakuza boss Shiro (Ryo Ishibashi). When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed.
War is a must see movie...
Friday, September 21, 2007
The project, which is in the initial phases of casting, is a pre-strike priority for the studio, which needs a superhero tentpole in 2009.
Still, making all the pieces fit has been complicated by overlapping superhero projects in the pipeline, since "Justice League" features a pantheon of superheroes, including Superman and Batman.
Batman and Superman are active properties for the studio, though the next installment in the Superman franchise has taken a backseat to "Justice League" in part because Warners is so keen on the "Justice League" script by Kieran and Michele Mulroney.
"Justice League" will likely feature the characters of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and Aquaman.
The project is so complicated -- and casting dependent -- that even those deeply involved in the project are holding their breath until production begins.
"They're working very hard to get it to happen," said one party close to the project. "But there are so many characters it's complicated."
This would be a major undertaking bringing the Justice League Movie to the big screen.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
I know this is an off topic post but i was blown away by how much blogrush.com generates traffic!
If your skeptical then watch the blogrush video on their site before you signup
They really do generate traffic to your site
wont say anymore but try blogrush for yourself and be amazed as i am....
Click Here for their site..........
Of course shes not betraying them but in her mind she is protecting them from Ulquoirra.
Not much action on this one but more on reflection on friends and the true feelings of Orihime for Ichigo.
She was given a bracelet to hide her from everyone except from the Arrancar and given time to say farewell to just one of her friends. In the end she chose to be with Ichigo till the morning she was leaving
"Goodbye Halcyon Days"
Oh and since this is an introductory post of Bleach
here's a bit of background for those who are unfamiliar of the anime:
Bleach is a new anime series that follows the life of a 15 year old boy by the name of Kurosaki Ichigo. Ichigo is not any average boy; he has the ability to see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. This stems from his other unusual trait: awesome, untapped Spiritual energy. Ichigo does what he can for the spirits he meets, until a Hollow (evil soul spirit) attacks him and his family. To the rescue comes a female Shinigami (Death God) named Kuchiki Rukia. Rukia chases the Hollow off, and is astounded by the fact that Ichigo can see her and the Hollow, which most mortals cannot. She explains that Shinigami have two duties: to lead the “Pluses” (good souls) to their rest in Soul Society, and to exterminate Hollows, who endanger them. All Shinigami carry a Zanpakutou, or Soul Slayer, with which they can release the Pluses and kill the Hollows. These Zanpakutou resemble katanas in their shape and size. The Hollow comes back at this point to menace the pair again, and Rukia is badly wounded. She thrusts her Zanpakutou into Ichigo’s body, intending to transfer enough of her power into him to enable him to destroy the Hollow….except his soul takes all her power, and combines it with his own, which enables him to dispatch the Hollow with ease. Thus begins Ichigo’s journey, as high-school student and part-time Death God!
Insiders have hinted that the technology will feature in a new drink called Sprite Super Chilled, which could reach the country by next year.
The bottles do away with the need to add ice, which dilutes the liquid - but they must be put in a special vending machine to regulate temperature.
Bosses at the firm hope to cash in on the "super chilled" drinks trend.
Coke and Diet Coke could be packaged in the new bottles if they prove to be successful
Didn't she just turn 18 and he's like 30 something??
Catch The Second Season of Heroes this Monday, September 24
HERE's the video
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Judging from the clip on comingsoon.net, this is going to be a powerful movie, and thats based on a very short clip so this say's something about this film. This comes out on september 28, 2007 be sure to catch this provocative movie about something that is currently happening in our society.......
watch the clip HERE
Superman: Doomsday is a direct-to-video animated film adaptation of popular DC Comics storyline The Death of Superman. The film is rated PG-13 for action violence and is the first in a line of three releases planned by Warner Bros. Animation, the following two being Justice League: The New Frontier and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. The film was released on September 18, 2007. Before the DVD release, the movie was first screened at the San Diego Comic Con on July 26, 2007.
Have you seen it? if you haven"t then go get it if you have then watch it again. This film focuses on the best selling graphic novel "The Death of Superman" and believe me it delivers. You may be taken aback by the the traditional animation but this is superman at its finest. We see how Metropolis and its inhabitants are affected by The Man Of Steel's Death. All the action doesn't pull its punches, you really see a military man get pounded to the ground by Doomsday and at one point Superman kills!!,or does he?? nevertheless i may have revealed too much but still this is a great watch with an excellent score.and did i mention the action??
This movie ranks high to me compared to all the superhero movies i have seen so far.i give it an 8 out of 10 for a solid movie. so go get your copy now!!
here it is again guys
and for future reference, saying you were sick doesn't excuse you from forgetting your national anthem
Official version used since 1956
Perlas ng Silanganan,
Alab ng puso,
Sa dibdib mo'y buhay.
Duyan ka ng magiting,
Di ka pasisiil.
Sa dagat at bundok,
Sa simoy at sa langit mong bughaw,
May dilag ang tula
At awit sa paglayang minamahal.
Ang kislap ng watawat mo'y
Tagumpay na nagniningning,
Ang bituin at araw niya
Kailan pa ma'y di magdidilim.
Lupa ng araw, ng luwalhati't pagsinta,
Buhay ay langit sa piling mo;
Aming ligaya, na pag may mang-aapi
Ang mamatay nang dahil sa iyo
Did Everybody watch the premiere or did everybody watch the premiere??
Scofields back in prison except this time its the other way around
Michael's behind bars while Lincoln is the one trying to get him out.....
Its mind-boggling how these two brothers keep ending up in prison or just outside its walls
but thats what makes this series work, it keeps you on the edge of your seat always and gives you just enough to the point of falling off of your seat but not quite.....
the Sarah character was not shown in the episode and its all over that the actress will not be coming back but the character is alive on the 1st episode so they may have an ending arc on her. the new prison is completely opposite of the season 1 pristine prison, this ones grimy and dirty plus Bellick walks around in his tighty whitey's
first episode was great
i don't know how the writers are gonna get out of the mess they put Scofield in again so I'm gonna tune in every time........I'm hooked........